Fantasy Football 2020: Thursday Night Football Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em Week 2

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SIT ‘EM #1

Cincinnati Bengals. Joe Mixon. 1. player. 56. . Running Back

After a disappointing week 1 performance, it’d be tough to put much confidence in Joe Mixon moving forward. Not only did he fail to do much against the Chargers, which to be fair is a good defense, but he coughed up a fumble that proved costly for his team.

The Browns did allow over 100 yards rushing, but with Giovani Bernard actually getting more targets, Mixon just isn’t someone who I’d put a whole lot of faith in right now. It’s still early in the year though, so some might not want to give up on Mixon so soon and I totally get that.

SIT ‘EM #2

56. . Wide Receiver. Cincinnati Bengals. John Ross. 2. player

John Ross probably isn’t someone fantasy owners seriously look to start unless they have a lot of players injured, on a bye week, or they play in a really large league, or maybe all three of these things.

Ross, the first round pick of the Bengals in 2017 (he was taken 1 pick ahead of Patrick Mahomes, but I’m sure Cincinnati doesn’t need to be reminded of that), was 5th in receiving for the Bengals last week. He had just 2 receptions for 17 yards and was targeted 5 times.

Unless you’re in a really difficult league, John Ross is not someone you should roll with in week 2… or ever really.

SIT ‘EM #3

53. . Quarterback. Cleveland Browns. Baker Mayfield. 3. player

Remember when Baker Mayfield was going to be the next big thing in the NFL? Hey, it could still happen for all we know, but he had a rough week 1 outing in his third year as the Browns quarterback.

Mayfield threw for just 189 yards, 1 touchdown, and 1 interception against the Ravens, which to his credit, Baltimore has a very good defense. Cincinnati’s defense is improved from their atrocious unit a year ago and they shut down the Chargers passing attack a week ago.

Mayfield will remain, at best, a backup option at the quarterback spot for the time being.